With just a few simple household pantry ingredients, this quick and easy mug cake dessert has TikTok all in an uproar.
Why you will love making a Microwave Mug Brownie!
Under 5 Minutes – For late-night cravings or an after-dinner sweet tooth, mug brownies take 5 minutes to prepare, cook, and eat!
Single-serve, mug brownies can be ready when you are and are a great addition to vanilla ice cream.
Super Viral Dessert – Tested by millions, mug recipes have become all the rage.
- brown sugar
- vegetable oil
- all-purpose flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- baking powder
- pinch of salt
- mini chocolate chips
- vanilla ice cream for serving
How to Microwave Brownie in a Cup
- Spray a small ramekin bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add brown sugar, oil, egg, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, and mix well.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Microwave brownie batter for 45 seconds.
- Carefully remove the brownie mug cake from the microwave oven.
- Let gooey brownie stand for a few minutes before serving it with a scoop of ice cream.
How do you measure 1/4th of an egg?
This seems silly, but the only way to measure 1/4th of an egg is to mix it and then separate 1/4th of it.
Would we make this TikTok Fudgy Brownie in a Mug again?
The fudgy texture was good and was delicious with the vanilla ice cream.
COOK TIME: I’d recommend trying this out – maybe 35 seconds vs. 45. Of course, each microwave differs.
Expert Mug Brownie Recipe Tips
While you should always use a microwave-safe mug (and there are plenty with golden letters or paint that are not safe for microwaves, so be aware), they still get super hot.
I find that any time a mug sits in the microwave for about 1 minute, it results in a hot cup. Be aware you may need oven mits to remove.
Use a ramekin instead of a mug.
Do not let fun toppings or mix-ins escape you! Try swirling in Nutella, extra chocolate chips, or Peanut butter for a melty fudgy treat.
I want to be clear that mug dessert recipes are not the same as breaking out the baking powder and cooking a full-on 1-hour dessert.
These gooey mug recipes are meant to satisfy chocolate cravings and are fun to enjoy, but they do not have the same texture or taste as their longer counterparts. This sweet treat is the perfect size with simple ingredients to enjoy a brownie anytime.
Related Chocolate Desserts
This fudgey brownie recipe is just as good! Try the 1-minute Molten Lava Mug Cake from TikTok for another chocolate mug cake recipe.
Perhaps the original viral dessert recipe, this Oreo Mug Cake is a great way to take Oreo Cookies into a 5-minute brownie as well.